Every Buffalo State employee can potentially play a role in the Incident Command System (ICS). Perhaps the most critical aspect of the ICS is communications; accurate reports from the scene of an incident are essential to providing adequate emergency services. Similarly, the campus community must receive up-to-date instructions concerning disaster response procedures and news of the evolving incidents.
Every student should familiarize himself with the emergency procedures and evacuation routes in buildings he lives in or uses frequently. Students must be prepared to assess situations quickly but thoroughly and use common sense in determining a course of action. They should evacuate assembly areas in an orderly manner when an alarm sounds or when directed to do so by emergency personnel.
All members of the faculty and staff should read and understand both their building and department Emergency Plans and familiarize themselves with their emergency procedures and evacuation routes. Employees must be prepared to assess situations quickly but thoroughly and use common sense in determining a course of action. They should follow Emergency Plan procedures to report a fire or other emergencies that require immediate attention, and evacuate the building to pre-designated areas in an orderly manner. Faculty members are seen as leaders by students and should be prepared to direct their students to assembly areas in the event of an emergency.
Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to sign up for Buff State Alert, a service that sends emergency messages via text, voice, or e-mail. This free service connects students with the most up-to-date information concerning weather-related campus closings, on-campus crises, and other need-to-know info.
The Building Emergency Plan is a building-specific operational guide outlining emergency operations and responsibilities. The document consists of emergency procedures, activities for preparing for emergencies, and roles and responsibilities of building occupants.
Criminal or Violent Behavior
Explosion or Bomb Threat
Steam Line Failure